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Old 03-18-2020, 06:42 PM
Status: "Got my first COVID vaccine shot." (set 6 days ago)
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Originally Posted by Westerner92 View Post
Designating the new loop as part of the federal highway system means that they can access federal funds for the project. Not a bad move, though it does suggest TxDOT wouldn’t have the funds to build the project otherwise. Since the loop is a “bypass”, the official US 84 will still be able to keep its current route through town.
Well, it's good to know.

For funds, this move is no problem at all. I just hope that it wouldn't detract from simply getting the belt around Lubbock. Since the area won't adopt a toll road authority, TXDOT should now be able to speed the project up.
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